(A note: Sorry for the delay for this post. I’ve been experiencing bad allergies that have kept me from functioning properly. Maybe I’m allergic to horrible failure by the Nationals. The allergies did just start on Friday.)
Final Score: Braves 5, Nationals 4.
Dame of the Game:
Adam LaRoche: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI. LaRoche reached the 30 HR plateau on Saturday. I’m impressed he’s able to accomplish a task that requires such consistency, considering his affliction. No, I’m not referring to his ADHD. I’m referring
Shame of the Game:
Ryan Mattheus: Loss, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 ER. Mattheus could not find the strike zone. He’d make a good umpire after retirement, not knowing where the strike zone is and all.
The elderly get no respect from those who are in charge. First it’s politicians trying to cut their health services. Then it’s Bingo hall attendants who won’t give them that Bingo just cause they’re playing with too many cards which is apparently unfair. They want that banana pudding, damn you! And now, it’s umpires. I’m sure when Davey Johnson came out of the dugout to protest that play at first, the umpires simply thought he was confused and lost. But he had a point he needed to make. One that wasn’t about walking to school 15 miles, uphill both ways. And what happened? He was ejected.
Johnson did not deserve this ejection. He was right, and umpire Marvin Hudson was wrong. Sure it’s hard to admit defeat to an older generation. You want to rebel, and prove your point. Just think of Hudson as the angsty teen, refusing to listen to reason. He dresses in all black, hangs out with a crew who also loves the color black, and is generally despised by the majority of people he comes into contact with. The perfect emo teenage type. But he has his strange principles that he sticks to. You’ve gotta give him credit for that. However since he was wrong I hope Bud Selig punishes him with a fine, or by making him clean the bathroom.
Ryan Mattheus did something quite terrible on Saturday. He came in, loaded the bases, and then was faced with a situation. I think the decision process in his mind was, “Those Braves are so happy they loaded the bases, well I’ll show them!” After which he threw at Andrelton Simmons. Poor decision making, Ryan. Especially since you missed his body and hit his uniform. Yes, the uniform is certainly in immense pain that it will never forget. But Simmons is painfree and credited with the winning RBI. I just hope he realizes he couldn’t have gotten this far without his partner, and proposes to his jersey to solidify the strong bond they have. It’s only right.
Now, I’m writing this post after Sunday’s game. Forgive the delay, but I tried not to include spoilers from Sunday. I usually put something here that talks about the game the next day, so I’ll do my best to wish the team well, without spoiling what happens:
The Nats hope to avoid a sweep in Atlanta on Sunday BUT WILL PROBABLY FUCK IT UP AND MAKE ME MISERABLE. WHAT THE FUCK, WASHINGTON? ARE YOU ONLY ABLE TO BEAT THE METS? WELL NEWS FLASH, EVERYONE IS ABLE TO BEAT THE METS, THAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU SPECIAL.
So yeah, good luck Sunday.